County, Mexican Consulate Team Up for Presentation on Vaccines

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– As part of its ongoing effort to administer vaccines to traditionally underserved communities, San Bernardino County, in collaboration with the Consulate of Mexico, is hosting a Facebook Live presentation devoted to the County’s vaccination efforts.

The online event, which will be held on Tuesday, March 30 at 9 a.m., is designed to provide the latest information on the vaccines and vaccination eligibility, while dispelling common myths and misconceptions.  It can be viewed on both the Department of Behavioral Health’s Facebook page and Ventanilla de Salud San Bernardino.

The presentation will be led by Dr. Javier Melendez Sanchez of Kaiser Permanente and conducted in Spanish.

“Our Latino community has been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and we feel an urgent need to ensure its members are given an opportunity to receive a vaccine as soon as possible,” said Chairman Hagman. “Our County has enjoyed an excellent, long-standing relationship with the consulate, so it makes sense for us to work together on this initiative.”

The event will focus on how the pandemic has affected the local Latino population and discuss the status and availability of all three FDA-approved vaccines. It will also discuss common misunderstandings regarding the vaccines and seek to alleviate any concerns among Spanish-speaking residents.

The County and the consulate are promoting the event through the distribution of Spanish-language flyers and notices on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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